Donald Trump stepped back from launching US airstrikes inside Iran, but the conflict is unabated and there appears to be no way out of confrontation for now.
The US has imposed new sanctions against Iran's top leaders, but its foreign policy has no clear focus.
The US isn't the only country considering a military response to Iranian aggression.
Recent speeches suggest there may be an appetite for closer relations, but it won't be easy. A Saudi and an Iranian explain.
A showdown with Iran over some oil tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf could push the US into its next Mideast war, writes a scholar of military aggression.
Both Iran and the US say they are not seeking a war, but it could happen by default.
About the only thing the Trump administration’s peace plan has going for it is the fact that no one expects it to work. And the plan's likely failure could trigger more Israeli-Palestinian violence.
A major swing to the right and the abstention of a key demographic have bolstered the Israeli leader's position.
Giving up means giving the Assad regime and Russia both a strategic and intellectual victory with incalculable consequences for global security.
Political leverage aside, it's a major source of water in a parched corner of the world that harbors significant oil deposits.
The US president's tweet declaring the US would recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian territory was unexpected and will do nothing for regional stability.
Enheduanna's name means 'Ornament of Heaven'. She wrote hymns and myths more than 4000 years ago, studied the stars and yet is almost entirely unknown in the present day.
Now that the US has pulled out Syria, is the war actually over?
From the Bible to Versailles, gardens are bound to their political and religious history.
Obama's plan to withdraw from Afghanistan had several facets and was part of a wider strategy in the Middle East.
Morrison announced a compromise position that recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but does not move Australia’s embassy there until a peace settlement determines Jerusalem’s final status.
The oil-exporting organization may have mustered the political will to cut production, but its disunity remains intact.
Last week’s Gazan rocket fire and Israeli airstrikes were logical consequences of both sides’ brinkmanship negotiating strategies.
Ministers scrapping publicly over whether our embassy should be relocated is adding to the perception of government disunity and fanning the friction the issue has already caused with our neighbours.
The fundamental point is that those were desperate days for the Coalition and so are these. "McMahon was in survival mode," says author Patrick Mullins. The same could be said of Morrison.